Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $5,000,000,000 NDS Group Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $4,800,000,000 Hitachi Global Storage Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $2,500,000,000 Elpida Memory Micron Technology Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $2,200,000,000 AboveNet Zayo Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $1,700,000,000 Cable & Wireless Worldwide Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $1,300,000,000 Jupiter Shop Channel Bain Capital Ecommerce Acquisition
8 $1,260,000,000 Nicira Networks VMware Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $1,040,000,000 ASML Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
10 $1,000,000,000 Q9 Networks BCE Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $974,000,000 ASML Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
12 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $764,000,000 So-Net Sony Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $669,789,500 TelstraClear Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $644,000,000 City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets) CVC Capital Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $612,000,000 Hughes Telematics Verizon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $479,800,000 Bol.com Royal Ahold Ecommerce Acquisition
19 $430,000,000 XtremIO EMC Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $356,000,000 AuthenTec Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition

More information

  1. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  2. WD Completes Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Buy (SoCal Tech)
  3. Micron to Acquire Elpida Memory for $2.5 Billion (Pando Daily)
  4. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (TechCrunch)
  5. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (TechCrunch)
  6. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  7. Bain Capital to acquire 50% stake in Jupiter Shop Channel from Sumitomo Corporation (Private Equity Wire)
  8. VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy (TechCrunch)
  9. Taiwan Semiconductor Buys 5% ASML Equity Stake (Bloomberg)
  10. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  11. Taking A Big Hit On Design, Samsung Doubles Down On Chips, Puts $974M Into ASML (TechCrunch)
  12. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  13. Sony Corp acquires So-Net (Sony Entertainment Network)
  14. Vodafone NZ buys TelstraClear (New Zealand Herald)
  15. CVC acquires Hong Kong Broadband Network (Global Telecoms Business)
  16. Verizon Purchases Hughes Telematics for $612M (Pando Daily)
  17. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  18. Royal Ahold acquires Bol.com (The Deal Pipiline)
  19. EMC goes all-flash, buys XtremIO for $430M (Gigaom)
  20. Apple Buys Samsung’s Android Security Partner AuthenTec For $356M (TechCrunch)

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